Don't-Miss Networking Stories
WiFi explorer is a nifty Mac utility that lets you gather an impressive amount of data about the Wi-Fi networks within range of your Mac.
Most of us don't need to edit our Mac's hosts file very often, but when we do, the free Hosts preference pane makes it a snap to do so.
The new Time Capsule is nice and fast. It'd be even faster if Apple fixed a problem in OS X that's hindering the router's file-transfer performance.
Some non-Apple routers deliver higher performance, but some don't offer Mac-specific features such as Time Machine support.
If you've ever wondered about the performance of your local network, Speedy Net is an easy-to-use solution.
The meDrive is a way to put an unused USB hard drive to good use by providing file server capabilities.
The BearExtender Mini is a small, powerful USB accessory for boosting your Mac's ability to connect to wireless networks.
We put three programmable thermostats to the test to find out which is the most powerful, flexible, likely to reduce your energy bill.
Kanex's MySpot lets you extend your Ethernet network to Wi-Fi using a compact, USB-powered accessory. However, it suffers from using older wireless technology and security.
Our 28th annual Eddys recognize the year's 21 greatest Apple-related products for work, entertainment, mobile use, and creative tasks.
For the money, the AirPort Express makes an effective base station for modestly sized apartments or homes, or where access is only needed in a few adjacent rooms in an office.
Airtoggle is a nifty utility that lets you toggle Wi-Fi from the keyboard and frees up some menu-bar space.
Connecting to public Wi-Fi networks can be risky. Cloak gives you the benefits of a virtual private network (VPN) without the usual setup, configuration, and activation hassles.
The Mac mini server was already a great machine. The latest version, the Mac mini with Lion Server, is even better.
NetSpot is a remarkable aid in laying out even a small-home Wi-Fi network, using a Mac laptop as your wireless-survey tool.